Women of Great Honour


Just get the job done! Most of us think this when starting with a task. I listen to my boys arguing in the kitchen while doing the dishes. They got a task to do, and they aren’t doing it quietly. With me, it usually happens in silence; therefore, nobody notices it happening.

I believe most women are like that. Most will claim that it is the task of a mother. Or, most likely, this is how women are wired? We read in Matthew 26 about a woman who gave herself a task. A very important task. Nobody asked her to do it. Even when reprimanded for it, she still continued with the mission.

The woman came into the house where Jesus and His disciples were having their supper. We only learn about her name in John 12:3, where John revealed that her name was Mary. We are not told why she was doing what she was doing. Only that she put very expensive ointment on Jesus’ head and feet, she wiped his feet with her own hair. Jesus told His disciples to leave her be for she has done a great thing, for she anointed Him for His burial.

It is on Jesus’ promise to her that I want to focus. He said that “…wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her” (Matthew 26:13, KJV). What a great honour being bestowed on her. Mary didn’t do it for such an honour, but she found herself blessed out of humility and love for Jesus.

I looked at being a woman in the wrong light for a long time. I believed that God surely didn’t care for me even when studying the Bible. Women for long had been treated as second class citizens. Throughout the Word, we find the truth in that. But Jesus came to change all that.

I want to go through the Holy Word and discover God’s view of me as a woman. Please join me on my discovery journey.


Published by juanitasamuels

I've recently graduated from Massey University with a BA in Creative Writing. I am a follower of Christ and wish to spread some hope in this world of ours. I live with my husband and two boys in Auckland, New Zealand.

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